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news 4 at 6:00 starts now. we have our killer in custody. he'll never do this again anywhere in our society. >> good evening, i'm chris lawrence. maryland police call it a stone cold murder that claimed the live of a beloved gas station clerk. tonight they say they caught the killer. surveillance video from the station captured the robbery and news 4's derrick ford joins us live. >> reporter: police say a darng rouse man is off the streets after that brutal killing two months ago in anne arundel. the victim complied with the robber but he was gunned down nonetheless. august 7th, 1:00 a.m., a masked
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man enters an exxon station in maryland. he's there to rob the place. that's clear. what happens next is unusually brazen for this type of crime. >> he point blanks shoots our victim in the chest and walks around the counter of the exxon, steps over his dead body and takes money. >> reporter: kumar, the victim would be found half hour later by a customer. police say the shooter was robin tyrone smith jr. he was arrested friday. $27,000 reward had been raised and the investigation brought in tips to a broad swath of law enforcement, both local and federal intent on closing this case. >> we wouldn't be standing here today before you if not for tips from our community, if not for the relationship with the business community. >> reporter: money came from businesses and from exxon and others, even more money was raised to send kumar's body home to be buried and for his now orphaned children to attend college. president of the anne arundel county muslim council says the
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arrest put the business community's mind at ease. the victim wasn't a muslim, abdul ruhman said he would like to see another kind of restitution. >> if we need anything from our system, i need to bring children to his cell. he needs to see the children he orphaned every time he wakes up to see their picture in his cell. >> he was sent home to india where his family lives and smith was wit first degree murder, armed robbery and felony weapons charges. he's being held without bond, knew to be arraigned in the next two weeks in anne arundel county circuit court. back to you. new at 6:00, a department of transportation worker has been seriously hurt after she was hit by a snowplow. this happened yesterday in d.c. at the annual snow team dry run. it's where snowplow drivers get a handle on their job ahead of the winter season. officials tell us a snowplow hit the ddot worker who had to be
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flown to the hospital with serious injuries to both legs. officials launched an investigation to determine exactly what caused that acci. thousands of people crowded into a church today, trying to make sense of that deadly school shooting near seattle. a high school freshman started shooting classmates in a crowded cafeteria friday. jaylen fryberg killed one girl, badly wounded four others and shot himself. tonight we learned that a teacher tried to stop him as he reloaded. students say fryberg was a popular student, played football and came from a prominent family in the area. three of the victims were shot in the head and are still in critical condition. they're all 14 and 15 years old. their families are taking it moment by moment. >> we've seen tears. we've seen anger. they are just grieving. right now i think they are just settled in. things are quiet. they know the circumstances. they're hoping for the best.
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>> police think he used a .40 caliber handgun which they've now recovered. they haven't said anything about a motive. now to the fight against the spread of ebola. the fda issued an emergency order allowing two new tests that can quickly screen potential ebola patients. and today, three states announced a mandatory quarantine for people who have had contact with ebola patients in west africa. travelers arriving in new jersey, new york and illinois will all be isolate for 21 days if they fit that criteria. meanwhile, cleaning crews enspt the day in full hazmat gear sanitizing the new york apartment of a doctor who got ebola after working with patients in guinea. there's good news as well. nurse nina pham who was successfully treated for ebola is back at home in texas. she was released from nih in bethesda yesterday. d.c. fire and ems workers are trained to handle patients who may have been exposed to ebola. today they demonstrated how they'd respond to a situation like that in our area.
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this is their training center in southeast where the first responders have hazmat suits made of impermeable material. it leaves no skin exposed. the breathing apparatus protects workers. the most important part of the response may be communication. >> we have a plan in place right now. when you call 911, that's one of the questions they ask if you present with flu-like symptoms, have you traveled in the last 21 days, where have you been? that starts the whole process. it's communication. >> ebola isn't the only communicable disease out there. d.c. fire and ems workers practice universal precautions every day. right now, the d.c. police are hoping you will recognize two guys who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint on monday. it happened in northeast d.c. on michigan avenue near allison street. around 4:00 in the morning. the suspects came into the store and pulled a gun on the clerk.
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anyone with information should call mpd. thanks to tips from the public, police say they tracked down the man who robbed a bank in maryland. anne arundel police arrested eric fish friday, about a week after he allegedly robbed a bank of america in glenn birney. surveillance cameras recorded fish standing in line, then passing a note implying he had a gun. fish made off with cash but people called in tips that helped detectives determine he was the man they were looking for. police arrested fish at his house in baltimore. it is the day thousands of runners have been training for, the marine corps marathon is about to take over washington. coming up, the rules of the road on race day. the streets that could be shut down all day and the signs all drivers need to watch for. plus, the attorney general calls it another step towards equality. the move the federal government just made in support of gay marriage. and the weather today, a perfect ten out of ten. highs in the low to mid-70s, not just cooler for your sunday but
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breezy as well. i'll let you know how big of an i'll let you know how big of an impact wea have you seen the news about barbara comstock? first, the washington post reported, barbara comstock failed to report eighty-five thousand in income. now, we learn, barbara comstock pushed a client's issues in the virginia legislature and didn't disclose it. barbara comstock shepherded a trio of bills
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through the legislature and into law, but barbara comstock never officially disclosed that all the while she was being paid thousands of dollars. no wonder she hid it.
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less than 14 hours to go, the 39th marine corps marathon gets under way just before 8:00 in the morning. the race starts in arlington, winds through georgetown and passes the monuments before heading back to virginia. naturally that means a lot of roads will be closed.
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north arlington where the race starts and ends as the longest closure, most of rosslyn will be shut down from 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. be on the lookout for temporary no parking signs around the marathon's route. if you are illegally parked they'll likely tow you. check out the website for the full list of road closures. nbc 4 will be out on the course cheering on the runners at mile four. we have everything you need to know at, click on marine corps marathon. couples have the right to do this in d.c., maryland and virginia and the federal government will recognize same-sex marriage in six more states. west virginia, alaska, arizona, idaho, north carolina and wyoming will be eligible for federal benefits. that ranks from social security to the ability to file a joint income return. today's announcement comes just a few weeks after the supreme court refused to hear appeals by
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five states to keep their gay marriage bans in place. still ahead, she has been missing for seven months. tonight, the new effort to find relis h relisha rudd. >> why people from all over the country traveled to d.c. this weekend to join the search. and just a fantastic fall forecast. but how long can this nice but how long can this nice weather last
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he's been called a super lobbyist, the ultimate washington insider. ed gillespie paid millions to lobby for the oil companies for a student loan company that overcharged taxpayers. his firm even lobbied for five foreign governments including a dictator now awaiting trial for war crimes. and then there's enron. gillespie lobbied for them while they committed the largest corporate fraud in us history. ed gillespie. the million dollar lobbyist whose never looked out for you.
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they say i just can't walk away. people from as far away as maine and georgia came to northeast washington today. they're searching for signs of 8-year-old relisha rudd. investigators believe it is unlikely she's still alive after being missing for seven months. as news 4's jackie bensen reports, the searchers are compelled to find out what happened to this little girl. >> lord, we pray for them. >> reporter: they remember the extensive police searches of the kenilworth aquatic gardens last spring. some have been here on community-based searches. some are here for the first time, drawn by the heartbreaking story of 8-year-old relisha rudd, a little girl with a shy smile and big brown eyes. it is here that khalil tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter where relisha lived was found dead in an apparent suicide. relisha was never found and that
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has haunted d.c. resident brenda brown. watching recent news coverage of how searchers located hannah graham, brown felt compelled, compelled to do the same to put everything she could into one big last search for relisha. >> it's just amazing. i want to cry every time i think that somebody from maine saw our plea for help and drove here. >> reporter: julie jones drove down from maine, a member of a well respected canine search organization it's the first time she's ever responded to a search without being invited by police. that's how persuasive brenda brown is. >> she welcomed us into the home and the dog has free reign of everything. they're just wonderful people. >> that validates really that she was never at the property. >> reporter: if brown and the searchers sound like detectives, it's because they care. they want to give the little girl who should be out playing
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in this park on a lovely fall day the dignity and respect of being found. >> i have three grandsons. i hope if anything ever happened to them, god forbid, that someone like this team would come out and search for them, too. >> reporter: even after the search concludes this weekend, it will continue on social media because the story of relisha rudd has touched so many people around the country. in northeast washington, jackie bensen, news 4. i still can't hear you four more more more. >>. folks laced up their sneakers for the walk to end hiv. news 4 today anchors aaron gilchrest and eun yang emceed the event. the goal is to raise 1 million for whitman walker who provides accessible and comprehensive health care for those affected
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by hiv and aids. >> whitman walker, he got to see how committed and passionate people are to helping people living with hiv and aids. when the opportunity presented itself for me to fund raise, it was a no brainer. i just had to do it. >> whitman walker is accepting donations until the end of the year. this is the 28th year for the walk. they just had a fantastic day. you can see people out there in t-shirts. you were out as well, you and jason. >> yes, we were at the marine corps marathon kids run this morning. it was a crisp morning but by midday and afternoon, it doesn't get any better than this. last weekend in october, it's a perfect ten weatherwise. tomorrow if i had to rate it, i'd give it a seven. temperatures cooler, plenty of sunshine but comfortable for this time of year. highs in the mid to upper 60s. the one difference about tomorrow, going to notice the wind. breezy to windy at times starting around the midday hours and tenning into at least the
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early evening hours. you might want to have that wind breaker or light jacket with you throughout the entire day tomorrow because of those breezy conditions. as we look to the upcoming workweek, we are talking about temperature swings. we go up, very mild, a coal front moves through and we'll get very cool on into the first weekend of november. can you believe that? tracking that trick or treating forecast, r now, the early evening hours are looking good. for the trick or treaters later, there's a threat of light showers in the forecast. i'll be talking more about that in a little bit. right now, temperatures are in the upper 60s and low 70s, frederick still at 72. leesburg at 70. washington at 69. a great evening for dining out. a little bit breezy in some spots but for the most part, the wind is not an issue just yet. grab the light jacket or scarf for temperatures in the next few hours in the mid to upper 60s. satellite radar not tracking any rain, really any cloud cover in the area. what's going to happen overnight tonight, this cold front making
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its way through ohio and pennsylvania will pass through the area. it doesn't bring rain with it but it is going to bring that breezy northwest wind throughout the day tomorrow. for the marine corps marathon forecast, 7:00 a.m. chilly, warming up for the run. if you are running, best of luck. best of luck to chuck who's running tomorrow in the race. the race gets under way at 8:00 a.m. notice the temperatures warm up quickly. 11:00 a.m. is when the winds kick in, 10 to 20, to miles an hour out of the west/northwest. temperatures around 60 degrees. 3:00, temperatures at 67. highs tomorrow in the mid to upper 60s. washington hits a high temperature of 68 degrees. monday, a sun-filled day, low 70s. here's the mild day, tuesday, a high of 78. still pretty mild on wednesday, a high around 70 but about a 30% chance that you're dealing with showers. especially later in the day. that's the cold front. then, chris, you can see, we're in the 60s thursday and friday,
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not just any 60s. low 60s. low 50s next saturday november 1st. >> wow. >> cooler weather headed our way. >> wow. that's a 25 degree drop in just a few days. that's tough. >> yes. still ahead, maryland embarrassed. terps fans crushed,
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk, brought to you by xfinity. your home for the most live sports. >> i really thought that maryland was ready to rumble in the big ten. i was wrong. >> that was not the case today in wisconsin. here's what we know about maryland's football team right now when it comes to how they stack up in big ten conference play. the terps aren't the best team in the conference obviously but they're not not bottom feeders in the conference. they're somewhere in the middle. as the season plays on, we'll find out exactly where they stand. until then, let's head out to badger country. camp randall, wisconsin plays host to the terps in their second big ten road game this season. randy edsall decides to go for it.
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cj brown trying to connect with stefon diggs. that's an incompletion. wisconsin takes over on downs. a few plays later, the badgers made them pay. melvin gordon had himself a ball game. this touchdown from six yards out. wisconsin out 7-0 early. later in the quarter, more problems for the interprets. fumble, picked up, he grabs it, takes it in the for touchdown. the play was reviewed. he was ruled down. now, later on in this game, gordon, another touchdown, one of three on the day for him. wisconsin is up 17-0 right now, after halftime, this play right here ended any hopes for maryland trying to mount a comeback. this is joel stalvi. in wisconsin they take it 52-7. >> we got outcoached, outplayed today. and didn't do a real good job.
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and that's on me as a head coach. very disappointed but we didn't play well. we didn't coach well, bottom line. >> virginia hosting north carolina today. lambert in at quarterback. the cavs on a second and 15. he fires a dart to koenen severin. watch the run after the catch. severin just bouncing off tackl ta. second quarter, they lead it 21-14. marquise williams finding mack holland, slipping by the defense. that's a 63-yard score. north carolina ties this game up at 21 apiece. fourth quarter, williams, he had to sit out a play after losing his helmet. backup came in, mitch trubiski threw a touchdown. tar heels, they edge out uva
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28-27. to annapolis, navy hosting san jose state. last year, they won in three overtimes. second quarter, down 3-0. reynolds gives it up to cokeland. he finds pay dirt. san jose state back on top, 10-7, reynolds, he changes that. keeps it himself this time, eight-yard touchdown run here. navy is back on top, 14-10. that's a school record, 50th career touchdown for reynolds. quarterback wasn't done, though. made a few guys miss here. this, a 30-yard run down to the 2 yard line. he scored the very next play. reynolds rushes for a career high 251 yards today in three scores. navy, they win big, 31-41. dana holgorsen, his mountaineers hosting oklahoma state. first quarter, the mountaineers
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were looking good. trickett to hart for the score. mountaineers are up 7-0. later in the quarter, more from trickett, this time, a quick cross to mario alford, the senior, showing off the jets, 79-yard score, west virginia, they're on top 14-0 right now. they lead it 20-10 in the fourth quarter. all right. we go from college football to mls right now, in a game you saw here on nbc 4. seattle defeated los angeles, securing the best record in the league. d.c. knight has the second best record. united, if they make it to the championship match would have home field advantage over any team not named the seattle sounders. united closing out the regular season on the road, visiting the montreal impact. first half, 26 minutes, united, they turn over the ball. beautiful pass.
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marco devao boots it in the back of net. that is a great way to end your mls career. second half, fabiane espindola,a beautiful goal. d.c. united ties it. we end in a 1-1 draw. looking forward to the playoffs for d.c. united. should be fun. >> yes, looking forward to that. that will do it for us. "nightly news" is up next. have a g
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on this saturday night, final moments. new details tonight on what happened right before a high school freshman opened fire. fighting ebola. three states put stricter quarantines in place for certain travelers from west africa. plus, what american doctors say the real threat is. falling gas prices. three words you rarely hear. why is it happening now? and, it's a dog's life everyday at one american office where four-legged friends are welcome as long as they follow the rules. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is


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